Billandhelen/2010 travel blog

Lunchspot of the Day

Great food

Along the roadside

Closeup of Blue Bonnets

Here's some with Iris'

Natural Bridge at the Caverns

These trees sway. I reached up and the whole branch moved

The walkway down to the Caverns

One more

The parking lot at The Vineyards

close up



They make their own goat cheese

So far, the only thing we have seen of Boerne is Walmart.. It looks like such a neat little town but we have been so busy there hasn’t been time to explore… Today was no exception but we did get to see some new places that we have not been before.

The weather has been nice and warm here in Texas and we are finding ourselves wanting to put a second air conditioner in our house.. It is all wired for it but we did not have one put in when we bought it since we knew that we wanted a low profile one and Keystone only installs the high profile… Camping World has them in their catalog but the nearest Camping World is in New Braunfels about 45 miles west of us… Out we headed to see if they had one in stock and could we get it installed before we leave the Hill Country? We had a nice ride across County Road 46 thru some beautiful ranches and lots of fields of Bluebonnets… Of course I had to stop for a few more pictures

but I’ll try not to bore you with them all…

New Braunfels if a good size German Town that has lots of outlet malls and a historic downtown… We hit the downtown first and found an authentic German restaurant

that had some of the best food we have had yet. My choice was the jagger schnitzel with German fried potatoes and red cabbage… Bill had similar but changed the sides to green beans instead of cabbage.. He said his was the best but I know that my red cabbage was the best I have ever tasted.. In case you all don’t know what schnitzel is, it is a special breaded pork, veal or chicken cutlet that is sautéed and the jagger part means that it has a wonderful gravy/mushroom sauce over the top… It is simply awesome and we have a hard time passing it when we are in a German restaurant… I prefer spatzle instead of potatoes but this time they didn’t offer it.. Usually we have a carry out box to go when we eat out but not this time… We ate every bite.

Next we made our way to Camping World only to find out that they did not have the air conditioner in stock and couldn’t get it before at least two weeks and then they would make an appointment for install… That would put us to the end of the month to get it in so we decided to wait until we get back to Minnesota…. Since we will be heading north before long we should be able to survive the heat.. Funny, we only had one air conditioner in our other Montana and never had a problem but the difference in height on the Big Sky makes it harder to cool off. I also like the idea of turning on the cold in another room so I won’t hear the din in my hearing aids… It drives me nuts when we have company and I can’t hear what they are saying.

Well, we couldn’t get out of there without spending some money so we shopped and picked up a few things that we were out of before heading back to Boerne.

Before we even got out of town we saw a sign to the Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas’ Largest Underground Adventure…It wasn’t far out of our way at all so we ventured off to check it out… When we arrived we found a really nice Tourist Attraction and beautiful grounds surrounding it

… Since we have been down more caverns then we can count, we decided not to spend the $18.00 each +tax to see another but we did take advantage of the grounds to walk around and get some more pictures.

On the way home, we stopped by a vineyard that has a restaurant on it… We sure were not hungry but wanted to check it out for future times… When we pulled in the first thing we saw was the jeweled parking lot

… The entire lot was made up of colored stones that were fascinating. I hope you can see it in my pictures

.. The grounds were pretty nice too

.. They have a lot of weddings and special occasions here at the Vineyards and we could see why…

When we returned home two more couples had arrived. We went over to the clubhouse and dragged out all the leftovers from our Easter Dinner and had another feast… Card games followed but I didn’t join in them this time..... Later……..

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